My baby is now 6 months old, I stopped exclusively breastfeeding about 3 weeks ago. My milk supply is so low now I am lucky to even pump 1oz a day…
I thought I would begin formula feeding as my baby just didn’t seem satisfied with my breastmilk anymore. As soon she started on formula she would sleep better and generally was much more content.
Well, if only i had a magic crystal ball to predict this pandemic then I would never have made the switch. Due to panic shoppers people have been wiping the shelves of baby products, nappies, wipes and most importantly…baby formula!!!
When I was in the shop I spotted about 3 different women with a trolly packed to the brim with toilet rolls, nappies and around 15 tubs of baby formula. There wasn’t even one tub on the shelf for me, I pleaded with this woman to just give me one tub for my hungry baby and she was not interested. She did not care.
I understand mums putting their family first, of course any family would, BUT to allow other babies to go hungry due to greediness and buying more than what you need is SO wrong.
I don’t think people realise how serious a shortage of formula really is. I was in tears almost having a panic attack wondering how I will be able to feed my baby. I was down to my last 3 bottles of milk and knew if I didn’t find milk today my baby would go hungry.
I drove to about 10 different shops and still nothing. In the end I had to drive 3 hours to a store that had just 2 tubs of formula…
Every baby deserves to be fed… Please take only what you need.
From a heartbroken anonoymous mummy.